Roope Kakko

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Roope Kakko
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Personal information
Born (1982-02-13) 13 February 1982 (age 35)
Espoo, Finland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality  Finland
Residence Espoo, Finland
Spouse Minea Blomqvist
Children Elmeri (b. 2010)
Career
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 3

Roope Kakko (born 13 February 1982) is a Finnish professional golfer.

Kakko was born in Espoo, Finland. He started playing golf at the age of five.

In 2004, Kakko became only the third amateur to win a tournament on the Challenge Tour, when he won his home event, the Volvo Finnish Open. The win earned him a Tour card for the following season, and having turned professional later in 2004, he joined the Challenge Tour full-time. He was a regular on the tour for the next five seasons, although he did not win again, with a best finish on the money list of 27th in 2008, when he was twice a runner-up. His strong 2008 season gained Kakko entry into a small number of European Tour events, and he capitalised on those opportunities by making successive top-10 finishes at the 2009 BMW Italian Open and 3 Irish Open. Despite these successes, his limited playing opportunities meant Kakko returned to the Challenge Tour full-time in 2010, but at the end of that season he came through the Qualifying School to secure full membership of the European Tour for the first time. In October 2013, Kakko would win at the National Bank of Oman Golf Classic on the Challenge Tour.

Personal life[edit]

Kakko's wife is the LPGA Tour golfer Minea Blomqvist; they have one child. He is friends with American band Avenged Sevenfold.[1]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 2 Aug 2015 Madeira Islands Open1 −24 (66-71-64-63=264) 3 strokes Scotland Scott Henry

1Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour.

Challenge Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 4 Jul 2004 Volvo Finnish Open
(as an amateur)
−11 (68-67-67=202) Playoff England Phillip Archer, Sweden Johan Axgren
2 27 Oct 2013 National Bank of Oman Golf Classic −14 (70-69-66-69=274) 2 strokes Denmark Lucas Bjerregaard
3 2 Aug 2015 Madeira Islands Open1 −24 (66-71-64-63=264) 3 strokes Scotland Scott Henry

1Dual ranking event with the European Tour.

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